Manpreet, Raja Warring, Panjgrain hold protest march in Gidderbaha

  • HT Correspondent HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: May 02, 2014 00:40 IST

Two years after both contested the assembly election against each other in Gidderbaha, MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) founder-turned-Congress candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency Manpreet Singh Badal held a protest march in the city against the alleged attempt to attack Raja Warring by SAD workers and police officials.

Faridkot Congress candidate Joginder Singh Panjgrain also attended the protest march.

It was no relaxing day for Manpreet, who first met Congress workers, allegedly injured in the poll violence in Bathinda and then supported Raja in his protest march.

Congress MLA Raja Warring had alleged that SAD workers and police officials had chased him and used abusive language on the polling day after he objected to the presence of outsiders in a polling station at DAV School in Gidderbaha town.

Raja claimed that a mob of Akali workers had followed him to the house of a Congress worker Ranjit Singh in Gidderbaha. Raja took shelter at the house of Ranjit to avoid the Akali workers who were allegedly chasing him. Raja said that some police officials were also accompanying Akali workers who also used abusive language against him in their presence.

Raja demanded the registration of case against the SAD workers and also removal of police officials allegedly involved in the incident.

Raja alleged that Sunny Dhillon, brother of SAD Gidderbaha halqa in-charge Hardeep singh Dimpy, and a local police official were actively involved in the alleged attempt of attack him.

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